Brief Therapy -– The Adlerian Way!

Presented by: Diane Snyder, MA

Saturday, November 20, 2010
10 AM to 12 noon
Bethel Park Library
5100 West Library Road, Bethel Park, 15102

A free workshop open to the general public for anyone interested in learning about Adlerian psychotherapy as a form of brief therapy – effective psychotherapy that takes place in 20 sessions or fewer. This workshop summarizes the fundamentals of Adlerian theory, outlines the general criteria of brief psychotherapy required by managed care companies, and specifically highlights how Adlerian psychotherapy qualifies as brief psychotherapy.


  1. To define the fundamentals of Adlerian psychotherapy.
  2. To delineate the general criteria of brief psychotherapy.
  3. To illustrate how Adlerian psychotherapy qualifies as brief psychotherapy.

Presenter: Diane Snyder, MA – Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology – Society President. Diane has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and over 17 years experience as a family therapist. Diane is the former Executive Director of Outreach Teen and Family Services, a counseling agency serving teens and their families throughout Allegheny and Washington Counties. As a certified instructor with the state of Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Keys to Quality, Diane is identified by the state as an authority on developmental issues in young children. Diane has been a featured columnist for Mt. Lebanon magazine and in 2006, was named by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh Area’s “40 Under 40.” She is presently a doctoral student at Carlow University and is a founding member of WPSAP.

About the Society: The Western Pennsylvania Society for Adlerian Psychology promotes the educational theories and practical techniques of Dr. Alfred Adler, a leading theorist in the field of mental health and the founder of child guidance centers. His theory of Individual Psychology promotes a holistic approach for each individual and is based on a model of growth. His teachings are applicable to parent/child relationships and counseling for families.

Continuing Education Credits:
Two(2) hours of continuing education available for social workers, counselors, psychologists and teachers. WPSAP is an affiliate of The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and the NASW-PA, SW Division, as co-sponsors of this workshop maintain responsibility for all content. NASAP is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (NCC) and by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. We adhere to NBCC and APA Continuing Education Guidelines. NASAP is also approved to sponsor continuing education for ACT 48 for educators in the state of Pennsylvania. This instructor is a PQAS certified instructor through the PA Early Learning Keys to Quality. Early childhood educators may receive 2 hours of continuing education credit There is a nominal charge of $15.00 to process CEs for non-members of WPSAP and NASW-PA, SW Division.
Cancellation Policy: Should the event have to be cancelled WPSAP will send out emails to all in the WPSAP address book. If you are not on that list, please check with the Bethel Park Library the morning of the event. (412-835-2207). To insure an email contact, please send your email address to pawaltond[at]verizon[dot]net.

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